Ukraine in January-August 2015 reduced the consumption of natural gas in comparison with January-August 2014, 20, 2% to 21, 848 billion cubic meters, inform the data of the Ministry of energy and coal industry of the country.
according to the Ministry of energy and coal gas consumption by the industry for the first eight months fell by a quarter – to 7, 437 billion cubic meters, the population and state institutions – 20, 4%, 8, 145 billion cubic meters, district heating companies – 10, 9%, 4, 341 billion cubic meters, reports UNIAN.
yesterday the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller said that all the important issues of bilateral agreements with Ukraine on winter package, agreed. On Wednesday, the Ministry ruled out the possibility of providing Ukraine with additional discounts on gas. The day before head the Ministry of energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchyshyn said that Kiev expects dialogues on gas in the near future and hopes to reach a decision on a "winter package" for this or next week. The Russian Federation and the European Commission on the last working day of the week in Vienna negotiations agreed on the "winter package" of gas supplies to Ukraine, which predusmatrivaet as providing discounts for two quarters from Russia and securing payment of pumping gas into Ukrainian underground storage facilities from the EC.